The director of the CMCM Roads Department, Sérgio Sebastio, confirmed the information in an interview on Friday in the capital.
A number of initiatives, with a focus on the repair and rehabilitation of access roads, are under way in several municipal districts of the city to ensure safer travel for residents.
“Of the total of 1,000 kilometers of municipal roads, we have 400 kilometers that we must carry out periodic maintenance, just see that we are around 600 million meticais just to intervene in 16 kilometers of roads.”– Sérgio Sebastio (Maputo City Council director of Roads Department)
The city council is making efforts to increase awareness among residents, particularly those who wash cars on public roads and manage the load on high tonnage trucks, in order to slow the rapid deterioration of the roads.
Mozambique has been lagging for many years in terms of infrastructure development with the country experiencing civil war in the past.
However, efforts are underway during the tenure of President Felipe Nyusi to give major cities a face-lift to attract tourists and investment.